Millennials Turn to Private-Sector Jobs

millennialsThis article from Governing magazine lays out the challenges faced by those in the Millennial generation who want to pursue a career in public service. Not only are jobs hard to come by because of budget cutbacks, but there is also a tendency for managers to hire older, often out-of-work job-seekers with more experience who can come in and “hit the job running.” Over time this trend could have serious consequences for the public sector and, ultimately, for the work of the institutions themselves. The article also details strategies that some public employers are using to recruit and retain a younger workforce.

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